Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training Recognizes Two Teachers from China
By Mark Calder
(Cornwall) – The Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training (UCLCET) presented two teachers from China with a special certificate Friday for completing a four-month job shadowing placement. The placements allowed the Chinese teachers to learn about the Canadian education system and to share the value of Chinese culture with Cornwall-area students.
Michelle Chen and Sarah Yao, who respectively completed placements at Viscount Alexander Public School and St. Lawrence Secondary School, were presented with the certificates during two afternoon ceremonies by Tim Mills, a superintendent with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB).
The two teachers work at the Suzhou International Foreign Language School in Suzhou, China. The school has a partnership with the UCLCET and UCDSB under the Board’s International Education Program.
“We were extremely pleased to host Michelle and Sarah,” said Matthew Raby, executive director of the UCLCET. “While here, they learned about the Canadian education system and strategies they can use to better prepare Chinese students who come to Canada to learn.
“They also shared details about Chinese culture and helped to educate local students about where they come from. It proved to be a real exchange of culture and ideas.”
The UCLCET is a non-profit organization which runs the UCDSB’s International Education Program.